I would love a cure, but there is NONE.

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30 Mar 2009, 9:47 pm

It is just the way we are. A type of personality. My point is NOT that the way we are is acceptable, but they are wasting money looking for a cure.



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30 Mar 2009, 9:50 pm

My dad told me once that an annoying particularity of humans is always trying to find a solution to everything (and he's an engineer, go figure).



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30 Mar 2009, 9:50 pm

KevinLA wrote:
It is just the way we are. A type of personality. My point is NOT that the way we are is acceptable, but they are wasting money looking for a cure.


no one is looking
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31 Mar 2009, 11:00 am

KevinLA wrote:
It is just the way we are. A type of personality.


Yes.

Whoever I am is definitely a type of personality.

Some people have lost sight of the idea that some things just are.
I've asked about relatives and been told not to worry because that's just "how they are", so perhaps that's right.

The thing is, everyone wants improvement these days, and if people don't "improve" or have an action plan for "improvement", questions get asked.

I think that it's unfair to pressurise people into trying to fundamentally change who they are. Such a change might be impossible or impractical to achieve anyway.



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31 Mar 2009, 12:15 pm

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I think that it's unfair to pressurise people into trying to fundamentally change who they are. .


When the personality is dysfunctional, every effort should be made to change.



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31 Mar 2009, 12:24 pm

KevinLA wrote:
AmberEyes wrote:

I think that it's unfair to pressurise people into trying to fundamentally change who they are. .


When the personality is dysfunctional, every effort should be made to change.


Just because something functions differently does not mean it is broken or wrong; who do you think is qualified to determine who is dysfunctional and who is not?


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31 Mar 2009, 12:24 pm

KevinLA wrote:
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I think that it's unfair to pressurise people into trying to fundamentally change who they are. .


When the personality is dysfunctional, every effort should be made to change.


Fair point.

But what if the person really can't change?

Who defines what's dysfunctional?



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31 Mar 2009, 12:46 pm

makuranososhi wrote:
KevinLA wrote:
AmberEyes wrote:

I think that it's unfair to pressurise people into trying to fundamentally change who they are. .


When the personality is dysfunctional, every effort should be made to change.


Just because something functions differently does not mean it is broken or wrong; who do you think is qualified to determine who is dysfunctional and who is not?


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31 Mar 2009, 5:36 pm

You...want...a...cure?

I don't understand wanting to be normal. Our biological difference is awesome and gives us special insight into the social world. Sometimes it is painful, but more often it is fun to be able to preform social experiments on annoying little flute players who don't want you to look at their music. It's fun to see the strange way social things work. Besides, we are usually more logical than others. I like my Aspergers, and I would rather die than be "cured".



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31 Mar 2009, 7:34 pm

deeedoo wrote:
You...want...a...cure?

I don't understand wanting to be normal. Our biological difference is awesome and gives us special insight into the social world. Sometimes it is painful, but more often it is fun to be able to preform social experiments on annoying little flute players who don't want you to look at their music. It's fun to see the strange way social things work. Besides, we are usually more logical than others. I like my Aspergers, and I would rather die than be "cured".


You have something against flute players (or is just the annoying little ones)?


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31 Mar 2009, 8:28 pm

deeedoo wrote:
You...want...a...cure?

I don't understand wanting to be normal. Our biological difference is awesome and gives us special insight into the social world. Sometimes it is painful, but more often it is fun to be able to preform social experiments on annoying little flute players who don't want you to look at their music. It's fun to see the strange way social things work. Besides, we are usually more logical than others. I like my Aspergers, and I would rather die than be "cured".


thankfully you don't speak for us all



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31 Mar 2009, 8:29 pm

KevinLA wrote:
It is just the way we are. A type of personality. My point is NOT that the way we are is acceptable, but they are wasting money looking for a cure.

I'm glad that mindset doesn't apply to the medical field in general. There's all kinds of diseases / medical conditions that have been cured that were once thought uncurable (is that a word?)



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01 Apr 2009, 8:37 am

Kilroy wrote:
deeedoo wrote:
You...want...a...cure?

I don't understand wanting to be normal. Our biological difference is awesome and gives us special insight into the social world. Sometimes it is painful, but more often it is fun to be able to preform social experiments on annoying little flute players who don't want you to look at their music. It's fun to see the strange way social things work. Besides, we are usually more logical than others. I like my Aspergers, and I would rather die than be "cured".


thankfully you don't speak for us all

Likewise dude.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b78pG5zoS-Q
Note the last statement: "We can really get together and find the cause and the cure."
The only real anwser to that is: Bite me.


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01 Apr 2009, 3:04 pm

deeedoo wrote:
You...want...a...cure?

I don't understand wanting to be normal. Our biological difference is awesome and gives us special insight into the social world. Sometimes it is painful, but more often it is fun to be able to preform social experiments on annoying little flute players who don't want you to look at their music. It's fun to see the strange way social things work. Besides, we are usually more logical than others. I like my Aspergers, and I would rather die than be "cured".

Hell, I'd give up years off my life to have a cure. Asperger's has no benefit from me and only holds me back. It keeps my bored out of my mind and keeps me from being able to live a fulfilling life.



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01 Apr 2009, 6:11 pm

KevinLA wrote:
AmberEyes wrote:

I think that it's unfair to pressurise people into trying to fundamentally change who they are. .


When the personality is dysfunctional, every effort should be made to change.


I agree, but I think that whether or not a person considers Aspergers to be dysfunctional depends on their experiences.


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